Some Cool Stuff

I apologize for the lack of posts lately but the Buffalo Eats staff have been busy and unfortunately getting a new puppy gives you less time to do things.  Don’t fret we have several things in the pipeline including a lengthy recap of our Restaurant Week adventures, and Food Porn’s from Frank’s Sunny Italy, Choco Locco (kind of), Pete-N-Paul’s and The Wine Thief.  But also have 3 cool things to quickly mention:

1. The Recap from Nickel City Chef VI has been posted on YouTube. JJ Richert of Torches (still need to go there) battled against Carmelo Raimondi of Carmelo’s.


2. Chow Chocolat, a very cool dessert shop located on Main Street in downtown Buffalo will be opening a new location in the Walden Galleria Mall.  On March 26th, they will be opening a store near the first level entrance of JC Penney.  They will still be serving their chocolates, coffees and pastries.  Go and check out their location, their hot chocolate is maybe the best I’ve ever had.

3.  Every year in Buffalo a group of restaurants participate in Dining Out For Life, those restaurants  donate a portion of their sales that evening towards charity.  Last year Alli and I ‘donated our appetite’ for the AIDS community in Western New York by going out to eat at Elmwood’s Panos.    Well this year Dining Out For Life falls on April 27th and they have a large list of restaurants that are contributing so schedule your “going out to eat” day around April 27th and eat at one of the participating restaurants.  It’s a Win-Win for everyone.

Donnie Burtless

About Donnie Burtless

Donnie Burtless is the founder of He also co-hosts two podcasts: Grain of Salt and The Burtlist. He's judged over 30 different food contests around Western New York and has written for Buffalo Spree, The Public and Visit Buffalo Niagara.

One thought on “Some Cool Stuff

  1. Adam Pfleegor

    Everyone, don’t forget that the voting for the 2010 Art Voice Awards is underway. Go to and vote for your favorite restaurants and pubs! It only takes a few minutes.

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